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June 10th, 2014

Police probe report of assault

June 10, 2014

An assault of a woman was reported at 11:36 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at Normandy Ridge Apartments.

Ryan Plaugher, of Normandy Ridge, contacted the Wapakoneta Police Department to report an assault of his fiancé.

According to the report, Kayla Milton, 20, of the residence, told police she was approached by unknown male subject while in the laundry room in building G of the apartment complex. 

Mayor raises concerns over solicitations

June 10, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE —  Mayor Lorali Myers shared her concerns about solicitors with council and present community members Monday evening at the June council meeting.

Myers shared that time to time Cridersville seems to have visitors in the community going door-to-door to solicit for something.

County seeks new administrator

June 10, 2014

Auglaize County Commissioners have begun accepting applications for a new county administrator and hope to hire someone within the next four to six weeks, Commissioner John Bergman said Monday.

The position has been vacant for nearly five months after former administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice on Jan. 14. Hensley occupied this position for nearly two years.

Norman J. Gerstner, 84

June 10, 2014

Norman J. Gerstner, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:23 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Shawnee Manor.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Joseph and Marie (Gehrlich) Gerstner, who preceded him in death.

In 1952, he married Mary “Kitty” Steinke and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Dorothy M. (Seitz) Koepke, 91

June 10, 2014

Dorothy M. (Seitz) Koepke, 91, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. She was born in Wapakoneta on May 11, 1923, a daughter of Otto and Amanda (Keller) Seitz.

Connie S. Yahl, 67

June 10, 2014

Connie S. Yahl, 67, of 02764 Salem Noble Road, Saint Marys, died at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence, following a brief illness.

She was  born Aug. 8, 1946, in Sidney, the daughter of Clifford and Mildred (Stiles) Elsass.

She married Joseph J. Yahl on June 17, 1967, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys, and he survives at the residence.

June 9th

Ross M. McCain, 62

June 9, 2014

Ross M. McCain, 62, of Lima, passed away at 1:41 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center. 

He was born Oct. 28, 1951, in Celina, to Nile and Jewell (Maynard) McCain. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Lima. 

Bargain hunters enjoy garage sale

June 9, 2014

As residents wandered neighbors and rummaged through sale items, Wapakoneta’s first city-wide garage sale took place in full force Saturday.

Cars lined the streets as driveways and garages were filled with gently used, clothes, kitchenware, furniture and much more for people to search for their own version of buried treasure.

Shirley Propst’s house on Glynwood Drive was just one locale for residents to walk through and search for what they were looking for.

Grant allows flexibility in pricing at preschool

June 9, 2014

Wapakoneta Elementary School has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Education that will help cover the cost of tuition for 14 preschool students whose parents are experiencing financial hardship.

WES Assistant Principal Carrie Knoch said the goal is to allow parents to send their child to preschool even if they are unable to afford it.

“This isn’t intended to provide spaces for students whose parents are already planning to afford preschool,” Knoch said. “This is for kids whose parents cannot afford preschool.”

Battle of Botkins a big draw

June 9, 2014

The annual Battle of Botkins Dodgeball Tournament at the Botkins Carousel Saturday afternoon had one of the biggest turn outs since its start seven years ago.

“In general the tournament went really well. The weather was perfect for it. The support from the community was great,” Botkins Athletic Boosters member Max Smith said.

Thirty-eight teams participated this year, which was only outnumbered by the 40 teams who participated last year.

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